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Government pays over US$14m into Ebola Trust Fund

Arthur Douglas

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 1, 2014)-Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, says over US$14m was paid into the Ebola Trust Fund as of October 31, 2014.

The funds contain donations from the Liberian Government, organizations and individuals, including the African Development Bank (ADB) and Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), As well as Dr. Tokpa Nah Tipoteh, respectively.

President Johnson-Sirleaf made the revelation in a communication to the House of Representatives.
The President’s communication contains the 2nd Consolidated Expenditure Report, under Liberia’s Emergency Spending.

She reported: “After three months of implementation, about US$8.3m was disbursed to various implementing agencies, with the undisbursed funds amounting to over US$5.8m.”

Though President Johnson-Sirleaf emphasized the usage of the funds yielded impressive results, she said: “Collective efforts must be stepped up to completely eradicate the Ebola disease.”

In August 2014, the National Legislature approved an emergency spending, authorizing the President to expand outside of the National Budget to combat the Ebola virus.
 

 


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